Evernote, the classic organization and note-taking app, has been around for over a decade, first being launched to the public in 2008. While there are many great note-taking apps out there, Evernote has stuck around consistently as one of the best. It’s simple, easy to use, and an invaluable tool for getting organized.
At its core, Evernote allows you to create notes to organize your thoughts, tasks, and anything else you might want to write down. There’s a variety of inputs, from typing directly into the app to writing out notes with a stylus on your iPad. Within the app, notes are organized into journals, which can then be arranged into stacks of notebooks.
The organizational breakdown is simple and intuitive, and Evernote has a clean design that is very easy to use.
One of the best things about Evernote is how it allows you to create and assign tags for everything. It is then very easy to look things up by tag, if it’s been lost in your piles of notebooks. Evernote also has excellent optical character recognition technology, that can search and scan handwritten text, pictures, and pdfs.
Evernote is available for free which contains all the basic features. You can also get the premium version for a monthly subscription of $7.99. For most people the main draw of premium is that it allows you to sync up across an unlimited number of devices, while the free version only lets you sync up two. The free version also lacks an offline mode.
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